Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

Mount Cook: 3 Hour Heli Hike to the Tasman Glacier

From US$ 340.93 per person

Discover new heights as you soar over New Zealand's highest mountain, taking in the spectacular scenery of the mountains and lakes below. Land on the world-renowned Tasman glacier for the ultimate hiking experience.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Fly onto the Tasman glacier for an epic hiking adventure
  • Explore glacial ice formations with a professional guide
  • Soar over the Southern Alps on a stunning scenic helicopter flight
Full description
Enjoy a once in a lifetime heli hiking experience on the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki (Mount Cook) National Park. Begin your adventure with a flight from Mount Cook airport over the gorgeous Tasman Glacier Lake and ice formations. Venture on to the surprisingly undulating ice terrain, in the shadow of the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, Aoraki, and Mount Tasman. Be equipped with glacier boots and crampons and spend 2 hours in another world in the mountains. On the return flight home, you will fly close to the massive 1,000-meter high Hochstetter Icefall on the eastern face of Aoraki. Take in the picturesque landscapes that are covered in beautiful white snow and ice year round. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Mount Cook Village
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Glacier landing
  • 2-hour glacier hike
  • Professional and experienced guides
  • All equipment including glacier boots, ice crampons, and a waterproof jacket if required
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 8 years
    • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Drones
    • Selfie sticks
    • Tablets/iPads

    Know before you go

    • The flight is subject to favorable weather conditions and minimum passenger numbers and if it is canceled you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
    • There is a maximum weight limit of 120 kilograms per person, which includes equipment
    • The tour is not recommended for people who are pregnant
    • Participants must be at least 8 years old
    • You must have a moderate fitness and hiking ability
    • It is recommended to bring warm clothing, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your phone or camera
    • Selfie sticks, drones, and mobile tablets are not permitted for the safety of passengers
    • Your requested time is the check-in time for your tour. Please allow at least 45-minutes after check in for a safety briefing and then to be fitted for your hiking equipment
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    The heli hike was fantastic. However, the organizers had no information from Getyourguide about the booking. Since I did not receive any feedback from the organizer, I asked 2 days later and after a long time after which the organizer had to inquire at Getyourguide, I received the message that only times 9.00 and 11.00 were still available, even though I had the Getyourguide Had received 13:00 as confirmed. On the day of the action, the appointment was canceled at 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. appointment came very late because the cloud cover for the helicopter flight had only dissolved around 11:30 a.m. The Helihike was fantastic !!!

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    March 20, 2020

    The heli tour to the tasman glacier does not include a Mt. COOK sightseeing flight but only a return flight to the tasman glacier, which is a good 1,000 meters below MontCool. The description in the getYourGuide app is somewhat misleading, the glacier hike in the area was very nice, but instead of 1 p.m. departure was only at 2 p.m. and was only 2.5 hours short, please change the description! ... otherwise in beautiful weather fantastic trip into the ice world of the 22 km long Tasman glacier, sometimes also visits to small ice caves .. overall good guides and varied contrast program to normal flight very recommendable!

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    February 26, 2019

    A fantastic experience! Do it!

    December 29, 2020

    Product ID: 210486